About the Author
Jennie Finch fell in love with softball as a young
girl; in the years since, the sport shaped both the course of her
life and her character. A two-time Olympian, Finch was a
collegiate national player of the year at Arizona and pitched
professionally. One of America s most popular athletes, she has
worked extensively in television, is an active member of the
Women s Sports Foundation, and conducts softball camps around the
country. Finch is married to professional baseball player Casey
Daigle, and they are the proud parents of two sons.
Ann Killion is an award-winning sportswriter who has written
extensively on issues relating to girls and women s sports.
Killion has covered the major national and international sports
issues of the past two decades, including the rise of Olympic
softball. A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated, Killion
lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family, including
her athletic teenage daughter.